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Victoria Hale founded the nonprofit pharmaceutical company The Institute for OneWorld Health in San Francisco, California in 2000 and was its chairman and CEO until 2008, when she became Chair Emeritus. She was later involved with Medicines360, a nonprofit pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing medicines for women and children, including pregnant women.
Hale earned her Ph.D. in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an Adjunct Associate professor in Biopharmaceutical Sciences at UCSF, and an advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO).
- 2004 Schwab Fellow of the World Economic Forum (awarded by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship) Profile
- 2005 Economist Innovation Award for Social and Economic Innovation (From The Economist magazine)
- 2006 MacArthur Fellow
- 2007 One of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year for her work developing and providing pharmaceutical care to the world's poor (http://www.glamour.com/news/woty/articles/2007/11/victoria_hale)
- Medicines360 official website
- The Institute for OneWorld Heath official website
- MacArthur Fellow profile
- Victoria Hale, an uncommon hero eradicating black fever, video by the Skoll Foundation
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